Month: July 2017

July 27, 2017


Easy to fold, diecut, score, and recycle, Hop-Syn G2 is a heavy hitting substrate for P-O-P signage, menus and packaging. Used everywhere by creative print and packaging firms, this heavy gauge synthetic paper knocks it out of the park. Here’s why.


Diverse Printing Properties and Applications
Few substrates have the diverse physical and printing properties of Hop-Syn G2, and customers are always finding news ways of using it. From book covers to retail packaging, Hop-Syn G2 is easier to recycle than paper and contains no cancer-causing chemicals or stearates found in other commodity plastics. Its unique calender manufacturing process uses a mixture of calcium carbonate and polypropylene resin, resulting in a single layered substrate. This process produces a bright white, high opaque, smooth matte finish that is easily printable by offset, flexo, screen, and UV inkjet printing, without requiring any pre-treatment.


Because of its wide range of gauge thickness, Hop-Syn G2 is ideal for finishing and fabricating processes such as folding, diecutting, and scoring, especially if printing quality and durability are considerations. With a high dyne level (44 dyne), anti-static finish, and a +/- 5% gauge tolerance, Hop-Syn G2 delivers the print performance of paper combined with the weather resistance and durability of plastic.


Hop-Syn G2 for Quality Print Jobs
Hop-Syn G2 offers better durability and UV resistance in comparison to conventional plastics, and prints more like fine offset paper than plastic. G2 has an ultra smooth matte finish, excellent dimensional stability and superior ink receptivity for producing higher quality graphics. With 93% opacity for two-sided printing, G2 is temperature resistant from – 60 F up to 220 F, without distortion. This environmentally friendly alternative substrate to PVC is recycled under code # 5. Hop-Syn G2 comes in a variety of roll widths up to 63-inches, and sheet sizes up to 26×40-inches. Its thickness gauge ranges from 12 to 35 mil.


For test samples, technical information, or a price quote, please contact our sales department at 1-800-524-0757 or fill out the online form.


July 21, 2017

Two of the industry’s biggest events are coming soon, and the team at Hop Industries is looking forward to seeing customers at both! Hop will be exhibiting at PRINT 17, booth #558 at McCormick Place South Hall, in Chicago, September 10-14. Hop will also exhibit at SGIA Expo, booth #4017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, October 10-12. Hop has free passes for both Expos. Contact Hop online or call 800.524.0757.



Celebrate PRINT!
Held every 4 years, this years PRINT Expo theme is “Grow Your Business,” and Hop Industries is helping customers do just that with Hop-Syn, the market’s best synthetic paper. At the Expo, Hop Industries will be demonstrating all its paper grades, which include Hop-Syn XT, BL, TO, G1, G2, and DL. Each synthetic paper grade is developed for specific applications such as P-O-P displays, banners, blockout and backlit signs, as well as hang tags, book covers, maps and more. The durable Hop-Syn substrate is a single-layered mineral filled polypropylene that is waterproof, tear resistant and 100% recyclable.


While at PRINT 17, be sure to join the fun at the first annual Celebrate PRINT! Located at the House of Blues Chicago, the free event will benefit Family Rescue, one of the largest domestic violence agencies in Illinois. Free shuttle buses will be available to this event, which will feature a notable Chicago eighties band Sixteen Candles.


Next Stop, New Orleans!
At SGIA Expo, Hop Industries will also demonstrate it’s full line of its Hop-Syn synthetic paper grades. Free Hop-Syn print samples will also be available at the Hop booth #4017. After visiting the Hop team, stop by the SwissQPrint and EFI booths to speak with the print experts about the print equipment used to produce the Hop-Syn print samples.

At both events, attendees are encouraged to pick up free Hop-Syn samples and speak with the team at Hop about their next print project. For more information, visit or call Hop Industries at 800-524-0757.


July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017 — Lyndhurst, NJ — Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper, today released helpful tips for finishing and fabricating on the various grades of Hop-Syn synthetic paper. The piece highlights numerous post-press options — from die-cutting, folding and scoring to drilling, sewing and grommeting — along with advice to help customers get the best results with the durable substrate. Contact a Hop-Syn synthetic paper expert at 800-524-0757 or contact us to request the free technical document.


“The finishing and fabricating tips document is a handy reference for packaging firms and print partners using Hop-Syn synthetic paper. For each finishing and fabricating technique, there’s ways to produce it with precision, and this document explains how,” comments Jack Smith, Senior Vice President, Hop Industries.


The Hop-Syn technical tips for finishing and fabricating is a valuable resource to get the most out of the synthetic paper grades while extending the life of the processing equipment. For example, it explains why to use a wax paper or carbon paper when drilling in short lifts and highlights the machine direction to get the best folding. It also gives the ratio of web speed to die pressure, and explains why maintaining accurate adjustment of die-to-anvil contact is important for success.


Hop-Syn synthetic paper is a single-layered mineral filled polypropylene that comes in six grades: XT, BL, TO, G1, G2, and DL. Each synthetic paper grade is developed for specific applications such as P-O-P displays, banners, blockout and backlit signs, as well as hang tags, book covers, maps and more.


For more information, visit or call Hop Industries at 800-524-0757.